Jun. 15, 2021

Thinking About My Personal Reflection Failure Of Brown vs.Board of Education

"11 years after Brown vs. Board of Education an 11 year-old boy from East Baltimore since went to a segregated elementary school. The Principal of course was white. I assuming it was his job was to monitor and ensure that the black teachers at this elementary school taught the City's curricula and not a black-centric one. I loved my teachers at Fort Worthington Elementary School on Hoffman Street. The school was only minutes from my home and I actually could run to school somedays. There was no need for school buses. Our teachers encouraged us. There also was no mention of integrating our school. All my teachers were black. In 1965, I loved my school and I loved my schooling. That all would change in 1966 when this now 12 year-old was forced to attend and experience a school that was predominately white with both students and teachers. That was my very first experience with white teachers. Before 1966, my report cards made my Mom and Dad proud with all A's for classroom academic performance and classroom social skills. That ended in 1965 because I was now experiencing racism and the report cards showed C's where once A's were. I gained nothing by going to school with white kids except maybe marijuana drug contacts. 12 years after the Brown vs The Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, I became the invisible student where once I was loved and pushed to perform academically. I now was just another negro boy pushed into a school that didn't want me. For the first time blatant racism was surrounding me everyday I attended school. All this talk of Critical Race Theory, the racial lies being taught in American History classes is what I faced everyday started in reality before 1966 but they became more apparent when the voices of the person telling the historical lies were white. I didn't gain a damn thing from Brown vs Board of Education Topeka, Kansas. As a matter of fact I lost my uniqueness and became invisible for the remainder of my school years from 1966-1972. I kinda wish I had an opportunity to talk to Thurgood Marshall in 1965 because if I could I would've told him that Brown vs. Board of Education Topeka, Kansas was unconstitutional for black children. Today, that black boy from East Baltimore is now 67 and it has taken me quite a while to black wash all that educational whitewashing I receive. I am sure my teachers before 1965 care and love me, after 1965, I am sure that many of my teachers didn't even see my face. "

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